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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

WEEK 3

Game 6 • W&L (1-4, 1-1 ODAC) vs. Mary Washington (1-5) • December 4, 2001 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2001-02 Stats
#22 Emily Barker, Fr., F, 5-11 6.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.6 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Fr., G, 5-5 5.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.2 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 18.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.0 bpg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 21.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.4 apg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 3.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.2 apg

OFF THE BENCH:
#10/14 Alison Kudlacik, Sr., G, 5-8 0.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.4 apg
#12 Peggy Altman, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, So., G, 5-8 0.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.6 apg
#30 Michelle Wentz, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.6 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.0 apg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 0.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.2 apg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Jr., F, 5-10 0.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.0 apg

THE HEAD COACHES: Janet Hollack (Florida International ‘88) is in her second season at the helm of the General women’s basketball team. Hollack guided the Generals to an overall record of 8-16 last year, including a 6-14 mark in the ODAC. Hollack has compiled a career-record of 9-20 in her time at W&L. The second-year head coach is assisted by Bryan Snyder, a 1995 graduate of W&L. In the fall, Snyder guided the Generals volleyball team to the NCAA South Regional Semifinals and a record of 30-5. Becky Timmins (Manhattan ‘95) is in her first season as head coach at Mary Washington. Timmins is the sixth head coach at MWC in the 31-year history of the program. She came to Mary Washington after spending the past three years as an assistant coach at Princeton. Timmins has also held assistant coaching positions at Bucknell and the College of New Jersey.

ALL-TIME SERIES: This will only be the second all-time meeting on the hardwood between these two schools. Mary Washington leads the all-time series with W&L, 1-0. The Eagles won the only meeting between the two schools back on January 15, 1994, 71-29. It was the first season of varsity basketball at W&L.

GIMME A BREAK: W&L will not be in action again until January 2nd when it hosts non-conference for Greensboro at 4:00 pm. The Generals will be off next week for final exams and remain out of action for the Christmas holiday. Following the game against Greensboro, the Generals will return to conference action and host Eastern Mennonite on January 5 and Bridgewater on January 5.

LAST TIME OUT: Guilford held Washington and Lee without a field goal for the first 8:23 of the game and defeated the Generals, 62-47, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Ragan-Brown Field House. The Quakers stormed to an 18-9 lead with just under eight minutes to play, however, the Generals used a 7-2 run capped by a layup from junior guard Elizabeth Igo to cut the lead to five points at 20-15 with 4:47 to play. Guilford led 23-17 at the half. Guilford began the second half with an 8-0 spurt to open a 31-27 lead. The Quakers extended their lead to as many as 17 points (39-22) with 12:25 to play. W&L then went on a 7-0 run keyed by a traditional three-point play from senior forward Jessica Mentz to cut the lead to 39-29. W&L would get no closer the rest of the way, as Guilford held the Generals to just 10 made field goals on 35 attempts for the entire afternoon. W&L committed a season-high 37 turnovers, which Guilford turned into 33 points. Mentz led the Generals with her fifth double-double in as many games this season as she tallied 24 points and 12 boards. Senior center Megan Babst chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds. The Quakers were led by senior guard Erin Beacham, who scored 16 points. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

LAST TIME VS. MARY WASHINGTON: Chris Gleisner scored a game-high 20 points to lead Mary Washington to a 71-29 victory over W&L on Jan. 15, 1994. The Eagles built a 35-14 lead at halftime and never looked back, as they outscored the Generals 36-15 in the final 20 minutes. The victory was the 200th for then Mary Washington Head Coach Connie Gallahan. W&L was led by Virginia Yoerg, who tallied nine points and four rebounds.

BUSTIN’ OUT: Senior guard Sarah Schmidt had a breakout game in Saturday’s victory over Randolph-Macon. After being held scoreless in the first three games of the season, Schmidt tallied 12 points, including a free throw which knotted the game at 58-58 and sent the contest into overtime. Schmidt also tallied eight rebounds, four assists and two steals while playing 43 minutes.

FRESHMAN FIRST: Freshman forward Emily Barker played her finest game of the season in the victory over Randolph-Macon. Barker scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, and also contributed four rebounds, three steals and two assists. For the season, Barker is averaging 6.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game.

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: Senior forward Jessica Mentz has opened the season with five consecutive double-doubles, running her career total to 27.

NO-O-FOR: W&L avoided its first 0-4 start in school history with a 76-71 victory in double-overtime against Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon. The last time W&L lost three games to open the season was 1993-94, its first. The victory was only W&L’s fourth in 17 all-time meetings with the Yellow Jackets.

GENEROUS GENERALS: The Generals been extremely generous to their opponents in the early going this season. Through five games, W&L has committed 143 turnovers, an average of 28.6 per game. In Sunday’s 62-47 loss at Guilford, W&L turned the ball over a season-high 37 times.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION: Mary Washington enters the week with an overall record of 1-5. Last week, the Eagles dropped three games, losing to Christopher Newport (53-50), Goucher (68-53) and Chowan (66-55). For the season, the Eagles are led by senior guard Caitlin Wilkinson who is averaging 9.7 points per game and 5.7 boards. Six-foot sophomore center Adrienne Barnes averages 8.7 ppg and a team-high 6.3 rpg. Freshman guard Laura Hanks has dished out 14 assists and has notched nine steals on the season. The Eagles have struggled from the floor in the early part of the season, as they are shooting just 119-of-336 (.354) from the floor and 53-of-90 (.580) from the charity stripe as a team.

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